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Escape The Highline Crowds At Meatpacking’s Best Italian Restaurant

Santina is a coastal Italian oasis where people can eat, drink and celebrate day or night in Riviera style. Santina is housed in a glass box designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, located under the High Line and next to the Whitney Museum in the heart of the Meatpacking District. This iconic structure is complemented by handcrafted Murano chandeliers from Venice, and outfitted with colorful Solimene plates, vibrant flowers and lush palm trees. The restaurant also features extensive outdoor patio seating set amongst colorful umbrellas, making Santina the perfect summer destination in New York City. From October through April, Santina’s outdoor seating is transformed into an intimate enclosed garden for those looking to escape the winter. With one step in, guests are immediately transported to the sunny Italian seaside, no matter the season.

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Inspired by the Italian Riviera and the historic Meatpacking District, where some of Manhattan’s first farmers’ markets once stood, Santina’s light coastal Italian menu highlights vegetable, fish and seafood, as well as the finest seasonal ingredients with bright and refreshing flavors. Signature dishes like Cecina (Italian chickpea pancake), Squash Carpaccio, and Lobster Fettuccine integrate traditional coastal Italian cuisine with modern culinary influences. Santina’s kitchen is at the helm of Ashley Eddie, a Crown Heights native.

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Santina’s beverage program features refreshing cocktails such as the View from Positano, Negroni Classico and Aperol Spritz. It also boasts of a wine list curated by John Slover, a renowned sommelier and Beverage Director of Major Food Group who previously worked at Blue Hill and Cru.

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Created by Major Food Group, the team behind some of America’s most celebrated restaurants such as Carbone, Sadelle’s, and THE GRILL, Santina has been named one of the Best Restaurants in New York City by The New York Times, GQ, Bloomberg, and Thrillist, and one of Best New Restaurants in America by Eater and Bon Appétit. Most recently, Grubstreet named Santina one of the Absolute Best Italian Restaurants in New York.

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